Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 219 62
Muscle pain 215 77
Fibromyalgia 161 44
Stiffness/spasticity 49 14
Migraine headaches 39 5
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 36 15

Show all 148 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
6
Moderate
17
Mild
23
None
243

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Magnesium

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 17
Loose bowel movements 4
Abdominal cramps 2
Burning sensation 2
Abdominal bloating 1
Bowel urgency 1

Show all 19 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Magnesium

Dosage Patients
500 mg daily 25
400 mg daily 21
250 mg daily 18
600 mg daily 13
406 mg daily 8
64 mg daily 7
300 mg daily 7
377 mg daily 7
1 tablet(s) daily 6
580 mg daily 6

See all 80 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Magnesium

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 68
Did not seem to work 46
Expense 20
Course of treatment ended 18
Side effects too severe 17
Personal research 14
Doctor's advice 12
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 170 patients who've stopped taking Magnesium

Duration

Currently taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 17
6 months - 1 year 9
1 - 2 years 32
2 - 5 years 68
5 - 10 years 75
10 years or more 16

Stopped taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 19
1 - 6 months 51
6 months - 1 year 24
1 - 2 years 34
2 - 5 years 32
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 183
Usually 73
Sometimes 18
Never taken as prescribed 15
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 20
A little hard to take 44
Not at all hard to take 216
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 7
< $25 144
Not specified 136
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38 patient evaluations for Magnesium

Sep 17, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 7, 2007 (Started Aug 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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